spritz-cookies-1 I had never made spritz cookies until my mom bought me a cookie press for Christmas.  As it turns out the cookie press is the gadget I never knew I wanted and spritz cookies are the Christmas cookie I never knew I loved.

My friends and coworkers warned me that spritz cookies are hard to master, but with a little trial and error and a giant mess in the kitchen I finally got the hang of them.

I used a recipe from Apple Betty & Sloppy Joe, a fun family cookbook with a quirky sense of humor.  Cute quotations from family members are sprinkled throughout the book, one of my favorites:

“Only the first three Christmas cookies are fun to decorate.”

If this is your philosophy on Christmas cookies, spritz cookies are for you since they come in fun shapes and don’t need additional decorations. Read on to get the recipe!

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